EPPO Global Database

Raffaelea lauricola(RAFFLA)

Distribution details in United States of America (Mississippi)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2010
From CABI Disease map 1170 (2015): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/086) : first found in June 2010 on sassafras (Sassafras albidum) in a private garden (Jackson county).
References
* Riggins JJ, Fraedrich SW, Harrington TC (2011) First report of laurel wilt caused by Raffaelea lauricola on sassafras in Mississippi. Plant Disease 95(11), p 1479.

* Riggins JJ, Hughes M, Smith JA, Mayfield AE III, Layton B, Balbalian C, Campbell R (2010) First occurrence of laurel wilt disease caused by Raffaelea lauricola on redbay trees in Mississippi. Plant Disease 94(5), 634-635.